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29th Nov 2021

14-year-old boy charged with murder of 12-year-old Ava White

Kat O'Connor

 “Ava was an incredibly popular girl”

Police in Liverpool has charged a 14-year-old boy with the murder of Ava White.

Merseyside Police said he can’t be named for legal reasons.

Ava White suffered “catastrophic injuries” during the attack on November 25th.

Ava and her friends were watching the city’s Christmas lights shortly before the attack.

12-year-old Ava was rushed to Alder Hey children’s hospital but died from her injuries a short time later.

The 14-year-old boy has been charged with murder and possession of a bladed article, Merseyside Police said.

He will appear in court today, November 29th.

Detective Superintendent Sue Coombs stated: “We’re continuing to support Ava’s family.’

Police asked the public to respect Ava’s family’s privacy during this heartbreaking time.

Police urged people not to share names or photos of the 14-year-old boy online. This “could potentially impact upon us getting justice for Ava’s family”.

“Please trust us that we are doing all we can to investigate and update people on this tragic incident.

Police warned, “We do not want anything to jeopardise this.”

Tributes have poured in following the untimely passing of the “bubbly and caring” Ava.

One person said she was “a bubbly character, so loving and caring”.

“She came out with her friends to enjoy herself and I think it’s just wrong that this has happened.”

Ava’s headteacher, Peter Duffy stated, “She was an incredibly popular girl with a fantastic group of friends.”

Ava’s loved ones have been laying flowers in Liverpool city centre.

We are keeping Ava’s family and her friends in our thoughts at this time.